Man arrested for allegedly molesting woman on MRT train, believed to be involved in similar cases

A 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 26-year-old woman while on board an MRT train along the Circle Line.

The police said they received a report on Aug 27, at around 6.40pm, about how the woman had been molested by an unknown man while on a train that was approaching Caldecott MRT station.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from closed-circuit television, officers from Tanglin Police Division established the suspect's identity and nabbed him on Tuesday (Sep 17).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in other similar cases.

He will be charged in court on Sep 19.

If convicted for outrage of modesty, he faces up to two years in jail and/or a fine and/or caning.

The police also advised members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures when taking public transport:

  • Be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Where possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you; and

  • If you are molested, seek help immediately from those around you. Take note of the prominent features and attire of the suspect as well as the direction in which he or she went. Call ‘999’ as soon as possible.